might be good for you.
Go ahead and indulge:
These ingredients come with
(Okay, to those of you who subscribe to this Blog, there are 8 of you and you know who you are! My apologizes on the Blog not being finished! Please bare with me.....I am not sure what button I pushed or what magic incantation I may have whispered inadvertently but the StarDragonfly Herbals computer in its infinite wisdom, PUBLISHED my unfinished blog! Check back, uhhhh, maybe tomorrow and I should be finished! Puzzled, Susan)
The first ingredient listed is Ginger. The article says "Have a little gingerbread after hitting gym: (Who are they kidding?) A University of Georgia study shows that about 1/2 teaspoon of ginger can relieve post-workout muscle pain." According to my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook....a batch of Gingerbread which is baked in a 9 x 11/2 inch round pan, only has 3/4 tsp. ginger in the recipe. Uhhh, how long did you work out at the gym so that you can eat almost that whole pan of Gingerbread? Not long enough, honey!
Instead try this: Ginger Root TeaPeel a 2 inch piece of fresh ginger root (Brookshires actually has Ginger Root in the produce section) and slice into thin slices. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste.
Note: Keep in mind that if you are making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season, sweeteners are not recommended.
This tea is wonderful hot or iced. It will be Spicy! But, I love this tea with Honey. I have even made this and put Green or Black Tea Bags in and let steep 3 minutes. Four bags should do the trick.
|Talk about Sweet!|
Using Peppermint is easy.....keep a pocketful of those little mint candies or drink a cup of mint tea. Celestial Seasonings brand is always a good bet and easy to find.
Nutmeg..."Eating sweets doesn't have to lead to cavities: Studies show that nutmeg can help prevent tooth decay, thanks to its antibacterial properties." Food Network Magazine Yes, nutmeg is a very interesting spice and I think I will give it a blog post of its own. I am not so sure how much of the Food Network statement I believe.....put then again "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!"
Ahhh, my work here is done. Now you may go about your holiday baking knowing that you are adding anti-oxidants, cavity fighting qualities, and pain relieving properties to your kitchen creations. If you can figure out how to leave out all the sugar and fat.....well, let me know. Because I don't think you can create a really yummy cookie without BUTTER and SUGAR! Until we meet again in cyberspace....Spicely yours, Susan.
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap!
Robert Fulghum in 1987 at Middlebury College